SKorea's 1st female leader yet to hire many women
South Korea's new President Park Geun-hye wearing a traditional dress arrives at the presidential house after her inauguration ceremony as the 18th South Korean president at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. Park took office as South Korea's first female president Monday, returning to the presidential mansion she had known as the daughter of a dictator, and where she will respond to volatile North Korea, which tested a nuclear device two weeks ago. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Jin Sung-chul) KOREA OUT
Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2013 12:00 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The country with the developed world's biggest gender income gap now has its first female president, but Park Geun-hye already has South Koreans wondering whether she'll improve the status of women in a society still dominated by men.
Wearing a traditional Korean dress of red and gold silk, Park strode up the steps of the presidential Blue House after her inauguration Monday. So far, she has chosen only two women to join her in top positions - two less than a male liberal predecessor.
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